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Mister Mayor - Chocolate City Beer

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Mister Mayor
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70
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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 2.3
pDev: 25.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Chocolate City Beer visit their website
District of Columbia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: starrdogg on 02-04-2013)
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Reviews by starrdogg:
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

2.96/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Beer pours a dark brown/nearly black with hardly any head at all. There appears to be very little carbonation. Aroma is bourbony and sweet with some chocolate and booze, and there is a little something fruity from the berry. Flavor just isn't working here unfortunately, it barely tastes like a stout, oddly enough, as there is little roast or chocolate. The whiskey doesn't come through much either, but there is some berry. Mouthfeel is thin and not very carbonated. Overall this isn't a very impressive stout, it's too thin, too sugary and doesn't have much backing up the berry flavor.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 01:29:48 | More by starrdogg
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev +41.3%

02-09-2014 03:36:39 | More by nmann08
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

1.75/5  rDev -23.9%

11-06-2013 14:57:17 | More by Rhettroactive
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billab914

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -2.2%

03-01-2013 01:03:29 | More by billab914
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IrishColonial

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -34.8%

03-01-2013 01:03:23 | More by IrishColonial
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Jtc2811

District of Columbia

1.94/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Bought 2/21/13, chilled and served the same night, served in a New Belgium egg snifter.

Pours pitch black, with no head whatsoever. Sits heavily in the glass, no lacing, no head, no carbonation.

Aroma: Fruity, with hints of chocolate and malty roast. Nose is predominantly sweet berries - I presume the smell of Marion berries, as I've never eaten them plain. The chocolate comes after the initial wave of berry sweetness. The combination is reminiscent of a reverse raspberry cordial; raspberry on the outside, and chocolate on the inside. It is difficult to detect the bourbon, but I can just make out the vanilla notes common with bourbon aging. For all intents and purposes it is insignificant.

Mouthfeel: It's flat. Totally flat, no carbonation. The result feels slick on the tongue, though it dries out my mouth after swallowing. It somehow manages to simultaneously be astringent and oily.

Flavor: The berries are the main player here. All through the experience is the flavor of sweet and tart Marion berries. The cocoa is barely discernible, and the bourbon aging makes itself known only in a slight alcohol solvent burn in the back of the throat. it barely tastes like beer.

When I first found out about Chocolate City, I was extremely excited. They promised in-district beer, with a lineup that was off the beaten track. I was at the release at RFD, and was extremely disappointed with the carbonation problems, low attenuation of the yeast, and a lackluster flavor. With their first bottled offering Choc City sadly stays true to form, releasing a mediocre-at-best beer that is frankly too bland to even warrant a drain pour.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 01:44:55 | More by Jtc2811
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scottstrychnine

District of Columbia

1.5/5  rDev -34.8%

02-12-2013 01:23:45 | More by scottstrychnine
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BKArmstrong

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev +19.6%

02-07-2013 03:35:24 | More by BKArmstrong
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-04-2013 11:33:51 | More by Thorpe429
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

2.64/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle shared by Starrdogg. Thanks for this new local release. An imperial stout aged in whiskey barrels with marionberries.

Pours a thin, dark brown with a clear cola halo against light. No head. Aroma is...weird. Has a leafy and stalky vegetable presence, woody and oaky, a slight whiskey presence and booze, no fruit or stout notes. Very thin watery body, light carbonation and a bitter, watery finish. Doesn't really taste like a stout or much of anything other than booze and some wood. Too thin, too little flavor, too much wood, just...not what I'm looking for in a stout. Edit: Drinking this ice cold is probably the best idea for "enjoyment". Letting this warm gets dicey.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 01:37:13 | More by yourefragile
Mister Mayor from Chocolate City Beer
70 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.